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Micro-Phonies (1945)

Approved | | Comedy, Short | 15 November 1945 (USA)
The stooges are working in a radio station where a pretty girl has just made a recording of "Voices of Spring" under an assumed name. She wants to hide her singing career from her ... See full summary »

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Alice Andrews (Van Doren)
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Mrs. Bixby
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Signor Spumoni (as Gino Carrado)
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The stooges are working in a radio station where a pretty girl has just made a recording of "Voices of Spring" under an assumed name. She wants to hide her singing career from her disapproving society parents while auditioning for Mrs. Bixby's "Krispy Krunchy" radio program. After a run-in with a pompous violinist, the boys find the record and Curly starts mimicking to it, dressed as a women. Mrs. Bixby witnesses their performance and is impressed enough to hire "Senorita Cucaracha" (Curly) and Senors "Mucho" and "Gusto" (Moe and Larry) for her radio program. The boys show up in their disguises to "sing" at Mrs. Bixby's evening party but run into trouble when Moe smashes the record over Curly's head. The real singer tries to help by singing from behind a curtain while Curly mimics, but she is discovered and the stooges exit to a hail of phonograph records. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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The daffiest trio that ever hit the laughwaves!

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Comedy | Short

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15 November 1945 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Radio call letters KGBY were used from 1926-1928 in Shelby and Columbus Nebraska, and then again from 1991-2011 in Sacramento, California. See more »

Goofs

When the "Señores" pretend to sing at Mrs. Bixby's party with Alice singing behind the curtain, just before Signor Spumoni exposes them; Señor Gusto stops playing the flute, yet there is a flute playing the scales just before Señorita Cucaracha is exposed. Not only that - but it is not off-key at all (the flute plays just as it did on the record). See more »

Quotes

[making a mock broadcast]
Moe: Use Gritto, radio friends, the soap that gives your hands that dishpan look. How will the old man know you've been working... if your hands -don't- have that dishpan look, hmm?
[chuckles]
Moe: Put a box of Gritto in a glass of water, then listen to it fizz...
[Larry and Curly honk a large horn. Moe is irked]
Moe: Dopes. Remember, Gritto spelled sideways, is 'ot-tri-gruh-guh-guhhh'.
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Connections

Featured in Stoogemania (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Frühlingsstimmen (Voices of Spring), Op. 410
(uncredited)
Written by Johann Strauss
Performed by Christine McIntyre
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The Stooges' Best Film
3 June 1999 | by (Destin, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is without a doubt the funniest of the Curly stooges shorts. I've seen it dozens of times and it always makes me laugh. Hilarious pantomime sequences. A perfect example of "musical comedy". Even people who don't like the knuckleheads remember this one fondly.


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